National Heritage Week Goes Mobile with Free iPhone App
Finding out what’s happening near you for National Heritage Week has been made easier with the launch today of the first National Heritage Week iPhone app – Heritage Week Events 2011. Available to download free, the app allows you to search for events by location, date and category.
As you browse through the events you can bookmark the events you want to attend by using the app’s ‘favourite’ feature, ensuring that all your chosen events are listed in one place. The app allows you to share events you are going to or your experiences with your friends via your Facebook page. If you fancy inviting your friends along to any of your favourite events you can also create a Facebook Event page. Detailed within each event listing are all the details you need for a great day out including whether the event is outdoors, timings, booking requirements if necessary, accessibility, suitability for children etc.
National Heritage Week takes place nationwide from Saturday 20th – Sunday 28th August 2011. There are over 1300 events due to take place across the country, the majority of which are free of charge. If you feel like experiencing Irish folklore, visiting a walled town, exploring the Irish landscape or just need an event to entertain the under 12’s in your family, the app’s category search will help you find the perfect event for you.
Speaking about the iPhone app Michael Starrett, CEO of the Heritage Council said, “we are seeing a true meeting of the old and the new with the launch today of this National Heritage Week iPhone app. A key element of National Heritage Week is its accessibility and inclusion of all, young and old. In addition to the dedicated Heritage Week website and Event Guide, production of this iPhone app is the next step in our commitment to promoting the diverse range of events taking place nationwide throughout the week”.
The app which is available to download free from the Apple App Store was commissioned by the Heritage Council and developed by Arekibo.
Michelle Tritschler, MKC Communications, 01 7038604 / 086 3846630
Note to Editor:
The Heritage Council is the statutory body charged with identifying, protecting, preserving and enhancing Ireland’s national heritage. National heritage includes Monuments, Archaeological objects, Heritage objects, Architectural heritage, Flora, Fauna, Wildlife habitats, Landscapes, Seascapes, Wrecks, Geology, Heritage gardens and parks, and Inland waterways.
Established under the Heritage Act 1995, and operating under the aegis of the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government, the Heritage Council provides advice to the Minister, and partners and networks with Local Authorities and a wide range of other organisations and individuals to promote Ireland’s heritage.
National Heritage Week is co-ordinated in Ireland by the Heritage Council in conjunction with the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, and is part of European Heritage Days, which is celebrated in over 49 countries across Europe.